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Best in the Business Conference of Champions winners announced


Gunstock Ranch Where the wild west meets peaceful North Shore


The last frontier A glimpse of Papua New Guinea through the eyes of a future chief


Teren Taniuchi, Christian Diaz, Marcus Lobendahn and Michael Wynes were all winners in the Conference of Champions. Photo by Callie Roderick

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Easter Weekend coincides with 180th Annual General Conference: BYU TV will air the sessions live April 3-4 at 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Rebroadcasts at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.—as well as the Priesthood Session Sunday at 7 p.m.— will be held at the BYUH Stake Center. The women’s rebroadcast will be Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the CAC.

Russia Metro Subways bombed: More than 50 people have been killed and more than 70 injured in subway bombings in Moscow and other places in Russia over the past few days. A Chechen militant claimed responsibility for the attacks in Moscow in an Internet message posted Wednesday, hours after two more suicide bombers struck southern Russia. –AP

Viral video earns big money: “David After Dentist” is a video posted by a father containing footage of his young son, David, “totally out of it” after attending the dentist. The clip has received more than 55 million views on YouTube and is now earning the family a six-figure income. Controversy has arisen over whether or not it was appropriate for David’s father to post the video in the first place. “David after dentist” now has its own Facebook page and Website. –

3D TV the next big thing:

Gadgets for the rumored 3D television are now on sale while broadcast networks are slowly rolling out 3-D programming. Starting April 7, “Masters 3D programming can be viewed on 3D-capable television sets and will be available at no additional cost to Cox Advanced TV customers with an HD or HD/DVR receiver.” –BroadwayWorld and PRNewsWire

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NOTEWORTHY NAME: Leticia Chetty WHY SHE’S NOTEWORTHY: Chetty was given a rare opportunity of presenting her undergraduate research amongst thousands of professionals and doctoral candidates at the national conference of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco, Calif., held March 21-25. Chetty is a senior in biochemistry with a minor in math from Sao Paolo, Brazil. HER TAKE: “I presented a project that is an environmentally friendly and cheap source of fuel. I got the motivation from [BYUH science professor] Brother Scott.” Her project involved a biofuel that incorporates glucose as one of its components. “There wasn’t a prize or anything, but it was an honor to be among established scientists and have them hear my presentation.”

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‘... another man’s treasure’ Item exchange ranges from guitars to shoes at campus swap meet Thrifty students were spared a trip to Aloha Stadium Saturday, March 27, as a swap meet was held right here at BYUH. A wide variety of items were displayed for purchase by students in hopes of earning a few extra bucks. Jamie Dudley and Brooke Larson put together the swap meet activity for an anthropology course. “We hope to promote recycling and discourage students from wasting. It’s a great way for people to earn some money before the summer comes.” Students and community members alike came to the event in search of discounted gems. Art major Andrew Lyon had one of his most prized possessions for sale. “I am transferring to Idaho so I am selling my be-

loved Takmine guitar for $325. It was originally much more than that. I will miss it, but it is something that I have to part with. Hopefully I can get a new one in Idaho.” Leaving and moving on seemed to be a common theme among the swap meet merchants. Thomas Dearden, a senior from Ohio majoring in psychology, is set to graduate at the end of the semester, “I am off to either Maryland or Indiana. The stuff I have here can’t come with me, so I need them to go. Everything is clearance pricing!” Dearden’s table included fishing poles, select camping items, snorkeling gear, and more. Monica Gardner, a senior from Massachusetts majoring in English, was also

leaving and selling some of her beloved belongings. “I am selling some of my shoes, some of which I have had for a while. I love them, but I am willing to let them go. I need the money,” she said. While some sorrowed at letting go of memorabilia, others were thrilled to acquire new valuables. Daniel Hyde, a sophomore in EXS from Colorado, expressed his great joy in the bargains he found. “I can’t believe all the cool things I found here. Sleeping bags, toys, school supplies, various electronics, even holiday decorations! I am certainly glad I came out this morning. I found some great deals today.” –J E SSE MANSCILL







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“Alicia: My Story” by Alicia Appleman-Jurman is a first-hand account of the Holocaust and World War II. Alicia Appleman-Jurman was a young Jewish girl living in Poland when it was invaded in 1939, and the book is an autobiographical account of her life during the war. After reading this book, I feel that we need to remember the horrors of the Holocaust and those who were involved. “Alicia: My Story” helps one appreciate life and remember the past with respect. In this book, we learn about the lives of her family members, growing tensions in Jewish communities with non-Jews, the harsh realities of prison, and the cruelty that was shown to the Jewish people. Her brother was hanged in the streets because his Polish friend betrayed him. Alicia was in a prison camp where the inmates were given water laced with typhoid germs so that they would get sick and eventually die. She was thought to be dead, but was found and secretly nursed back to health. She also was able to save two groups of Russian partisans during the war. She received a medal for her courage and valor during wartime from the Russians. There are countless other touching stories and heartwrenching moments throughout the book. Luckily, Alicia had a long and happy life after the war ended. Though her family had slowly died off, she remained a survivor and a reminder of what had happened. She wrote, “Through the story of ‘Alicia,’ I wish to reach out, not only to survivors like myself, but to all people. I hope that it will help strengthen today’s youth by imparting a better understanding of the true history of my entire generation. I believe my book can teach young people what enormous reserves of strength they possess within themselves. I pray that its readers, Jew and non-Jew alike, may unite in the resolve that evil forces will never again be permitted to set one people against another.” – s u z anne t u t t le

Breathe in, breathe out Stu d e n ts gi ve s tre s s -re l i e f a d vi c e a s fi n a l s dr aw c l os e r a n d th e s e m e s te r c om e s to a c l os e Students at BYUH have different strategies for keeping stress levels at a minimum during finals week. “When you shed yourself of your clothes, you shed yourself of your problems and cares,” asserted Todd Everette, sophomore from Connecticut majoring in biology. When asked to offer his advice on how to stay stress-free during finals, he jokingly responded, “Skinny dipping.” Laughing, he continued, “I’m not really good at these kinds of things, but definitely make goals for yourself, so you can fit in some beach time to de-stress.” It can be difficult to find a seat in the library at night, as the semester is quickly coming to a close. Students can be seen poring over textbooks in the Aloha Center or working on math problems in the GCB. Will Pryor, senior from South Carolina majoring in biochemistry, emphasized the importance of proper planning. “Preparing ahead of time is the best solution to not be stressed. Also, taking systematic breaks while you are studying is important. These can be as simple as going to a water fountain, or as complex as taking an extended lunch. You need to give your brain time to refresh itself.” Pryor suggested, “Anything that can take your mind off of studying is also good. If you enjoy running, run! If you like to read, read something other than your school material.” Derek Hall, senior from Arizona majoring in business management, and Cowdery Crisanto, junior from the Philippines majoring in EXS, added their own point-of-views. Hall began, “If you procrastinate, you stress.” Crisanto nodded, and finished, “If you do procrastinate, you deserve the stress. If you are going to be stressed, realize you’re still going to be alive after finals. “Realize you can take classes over; and if you have to, realize it’s another opportunity to spend more time at BYU–Hawaii,” Crisanto said, laughing. – AM Y H AN SO N Pictured: Carla Rada Photo by Aissa Mitton

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BUSINESS Stud ent s f ace f ut ur e s w i th s uc c es s in t he Co nfe re nce o f C ham pi o ns

Students all across campus took part in the two-day Conference of Champions March 24-25. Hosted by the Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship (CIE), the conference was expanded from last year’s successful Business Plan Competition to include 15 competitions, spanning every college of the university. “One of the main purposes of BYU–Hawaii is to train moral, capable leaders that can return to their respective homelands and influence society for good,” reads CIE’s mission statement. “In support of this ambition, our goal at the CIE is to empower each student with an enlarged vision of what he or she can individually accomplish, and the courage, assurance and confidence necessary to seek out and better their respective lives through entrepreneurship in their home countries.” Brother James Ritchie, director of CIE, explained the conference was designed as the middle step in a three-part process intended for the students to become active in their pursuit of excellence. This starts with the Great Ideas Exchange in the fall, then on to the formulation of those ideas into tangible plans in the Conference of Champions in the winter. Finally, it is hoped that those 6

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plans will be carried out during the summer. “We want the students to think, plan, and then do,” said Ritchie. “[With the expansion of more competitions], we hope the whole campus will become doers. … We don’t want any more observers.” “I think the Conference gives students a great opportunity to work on a project, share it with others and then receive valuable feedback. It also gives them help for future projects,” said Ashlin White Kamoe, senior business major and peace-building minor from Utah. The conference this year included competitions for web page design, accounting case study, presentation of research, art exhibition and creative writing. Kamoe was the winner of the nonprofit Business Plan Competition with her idea for the Lumina Addiction Rehabilitation Center. When asked about her motivations for her presentation, she said, “I just saw a need in my community and went from there.” – kat ie d ea rd en

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College of Human Development

TESOL Winner: Natsuke Ischikawa Social Work Winners: Chi Keung Jonah Lai and Arialle Haiola Westman Education Winner: Charlene Ignacio

College of Math and Science David Higueria Daniel Kaonohi Kari Fowler Joann Diray Brett Carrington Asuka Fukuyama Lazel McGill Nozomi Imai Matthew Styles Shin-Young Jung

en of Ulien Job Creation; Ashlin White Kamoe of Lumina Rehab; Cowdery Crisanto of BYU Radio; Teren Taniuchi of; Marcus Lobendahn and Michael Wynes of Sherpabooks; Christian Diaz of Tacos Vicente. Photos by Callie Roderick

College of Language, Culture, and Arts Lindsay Rondo Doretha Price Kathery Camacho Soares Grace Kwok JiYoung Lim Denzil Kumar Meghan Seely Harrison Mark Lee Bungard Abby Jordan

College of Business, Computing, and Government Static Web Page Design Winners: 1st Place: Cameron Pitt 2nd Place: Paolo Macariola, Chrissie Suwanto and Mahonri Lucas 3rd Place: Hadji Gamil

Computer Hardware Winners: 1st Place: Cameron Pitt, Matthew Gulden and Shane Gramlich 2nd Place: Auro Utida, Everton Rodrigues Do Prado and Gabriel Miyamoto 3rd Place: Michael Gunter, Emanuele Puglisi and David Calvo Supply Chain Case Study Winners: 1st Place: Scott Ault, Steven Kolb and Adam Fong 2nd Place: Maikeli Nui, Nicholas Holladay and Jarett Richardson 3rd Place: Joshua Malin and Sungil Jo

Non-Profit Business Plan Winners: 1st Place: Lumina Rehab 2nd Place: Ulien Job Creation 3rd Place: BYU Radio 4th Place: Art-Ication For Profit Business Plan Winners: 1st Place: Sherpabooks 2nd Place: Tacos Vicente 3rd Place:

Accounting Case Study Winners: 1st Place: Jesse Sparks, Michael Wynes, Dennis Lau and Kristine Speer 2nd Place: Eun Sol Lim, Michael Baysa, Jae Won Lee and Ji Ku

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Sal s a Or c hes t r a pr es ent s a ni ght of toet appi ng beats

Senior Kellene Bjarnson plays the flugelhorn in the March 25 salsa concert. Photo by Ryan Bagley

The drums beat, the horns played and the crowd was enriched with salsa music as the BYU–Hawaii Salsa Orchestra, directed by Darren Duerden, performed Thursday, March 25. The sounds of Latin America were brought to campus from a mix of talented students. Vocalist Carla Rada, junior in ICS from Bolivia, said, “Being in the band is like a little taste of home. Latinos are very connected to music and dancing.” Rada proved her point with groovy dancing and incredible singing. The music made people throughout the auditorium tap their feet to the constant salsa beat. Some even got up and started dancing in the aisles and then up on stage with the performers. David Stephen, a sophomore in biology from California said, “The band recruited some of us from the Latino Club to come and dance in the aisles. It was right up our alley.” The band consisted of vocals, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, bongos, congas, guitar, piano and other instruments. Saxophonist Brody Danielson, an undeclared freshman from California, remarked, “I have been playing jazz saxophone for eight years. This was the closest thing here to jazz band. I love improvising. Every single solo but one I was improvising.” After the final scheduled song “Mambo Para Ti” the crowd stood in a standing ovation and would not stop cheering until the band played another song.



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Campus S tu dent’s assi gnment to speak at graduati on ‘came as a surpri se ’ Photo courtesy of

E ld e r Cook t o s p ea k a t com m e n ce m ent Elder Quentin L. Cook, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will address the 386 graduates at BYU–Hawaii’s winter commencement exercises April 10 at 9 a.m. in the CAC. Elder Cook was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 6, 2007. Called as a General Authority in April 1996, he served in the Second Quorum, the First Quorum, and the Presidency of the Seventy. As a Seventy, he served in the Area Presidency in the Philippines, as president of the Pacific Islands and the North America Northwest Areas, and as Executive Director of the Missionary Department. He is a native of Logan, Utah, received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Utah State University, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stanford University. He married Mary Gaddie on November 30, 1962. They are the parents of three children. – d u s t in g e d d es & L D S N E W S R OOM

Nick Holladay, who may be one of BYUHawaii’s most well-rounded students, was recently selected to be the student speaker at this semester’s commencement ceremony. Most people remember Holladay as No. 30 from his two seasons on the basketball team, or they may now recognize him as “Coach Wagner’s assistant.” What they might not know is that he will be graduating Magna Cum Laude in business management with a focus on operations and supply chain management, as well as a minor in information systems. He is also excited to graduate into fatherhood, as he and his wife await the arrival of their first child sometime next week. When asked about his assignment to speak, Holladay admitted to being a decent student and

speaker, but to him the “call came as a surprise.” One day he received an e-mail from Vice President Checketts’ secretary requesting a phone call as soon as possible. In their short phone dialogue the secretary asked when Holladay could meet with Vice President Checketts. After a quick hesitation he asked what it was about, to which she replied, “I can’t tell you what it’s about, but you’re not in trouble.” Holladay scheduled the appointment and there was told he had been selected to speak at graduation. The only guidelines he received were to “inform and inspire” the audience and keep it to five minutes or less, due to the large size of the graduating class. When asked about his speech preparation he chuckled and said, “I’m just glad I have my wonderful wife to help me!” He and his wife Tara, who are both from Mesa, Ariz., were married in Aug. 2006. –blake ba xter

Senior Nick Holladay, majoring in international business management from Mesa, Ariz., will be representing all the graduates at Commencement on April 10. Photo by Ryan Bagley

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The Cannon Activities Center was transformed for the annual Winter Ball put on by BYUHSA March 25. Indian teepees, Peter Pan’s tree house, a pirate ship and other decorations made students forget they were on campus. “It seemed like they turned the CAC into a real Neverland. I thought the dance was really cool,” said Keli’i Wesley, a junior HTM major from Oahu. Ashley Transtrum, an undeclared freshman from Wyoming, said, “[The Ball] was really good. It was a bummer when I found out that it would be on campus, but I loved the decorations.” Hulali De Lima, a sophomore undeclared major from Pukalani, Maui, agreed. “The decorations were so creative,” she said. The entire ceiling was changed to look like it was the night sky, with so many different places for the students to pose and take pictures with dates and friends. Wesley said, “I especially liked the pirate ship for taking pictures.” “The decorations were breathtaking,” said Tialei Wesley, a sophomore accounting major from Laie. “I loved the painting of the kids flying away to Neverland, and the pirate ship was sweet.” The night began with dinner at 7 p.m., a delicious Greek-inspired meal by catering on campus. A live band played while students dined. Keli’i Wesley said, “The live

band was amazing. I really liked the live music, they sounded really good.” After the band’s performance, students from campus performed and showcased their talents. Acts were performed by BYUH talent show competitors, the rapper Prince, the Beach Boyz, as well as the Dancing Biscuits. “It was fun to perform at the dance,” said Wesley, who performed with the Beach Boyz. “We sang ‘Faith’ by George Michael and ‘Kiss the Girl’ from Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid.’” After the dinner and entertainment students danced the night away. De Lima said, “I thought the dance was super fun. There was a good DJ, fun people and awesome performances.” Transtrum enjoyed the dance because “they played a variety of music and the music was good, especially the performances.” Tialei Wesley said, “I personally enjoyed eating good food, dancing till I was too tired to move and just having a good time with my friends. Overall, Winter Ball was a great success and I really liked the theme.” Keli’i Wesley said, “The music was a good mix of slow songs and fast upbeat songs that were good to dance to. I also liked winter ball more than last semester’s fall ball because it wasn’t steaming hot. I was actually able to dance without dying!” –SUZANNE TUTTLE


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Various BYUH students pose for photos at this semester’s Neverland Ball. Right: Chase Carlston dressed as Peter Pan. Photos by Callie Roderick

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Kauai t rip blends learning , s erv ic e , fu n Students of Dr. David Bybee’s conservation biology class felt they made a real difference on their field trip to the island of Kauai. SarahJane Tripp, junior in biology with an emphasis in marine studies, said, “The best part of the whole trip was the knowledge gained and the taste of conservation biology it gave me. I now want conservation biology and all of its causes to be something I fight for.” The field trip began March 25 and ended March 28. Saturday was the class lab day. The students assisted the Navy in conservation efforts to help remove Haole Koa and Long-Thorn Keawe trees, invasive species to Hawaii. Tripp, with a chuckle, said, “We were asked to go over to help them with a mission, and I quote, ‘it was a mission.’” Cierra Fugal, junior in biology with an emphasis in marine studies from Pleasant Grove, Utah, said, “I personally felt I helped make a difference in our environment by taking the initiative and being proactive.” The field trip wasn’t all work though. Friday was their observation day. “We toured the island; we went rope swinging off waterfalls, went snorkeling in underwater caves, and hiked part of the Na Pali Coastline,” said Fugal. “I was surprised we had the- KYLE opportunity to do as much as we did for just the few days H O W ARD we were there. I enjoyed every moment of it. It was the best trip I’ve been on, let alone for school.” Mike Sensenbaugh, junior in IDS-physical therapy from California, shared one of the lighter experiences of the field trip. “While we were all hiking the Na Pali coast, Ivan Goldtooth tripped and did a handstand-somersalt off the trail. We were all laughing until we realized he was hanging off the edge for his life by a plant root.” He was safely brought back to the trail.


Above: Higgy Higueria, senior in biology from Oregon, attempts to remove Haole Koa and Long-Thorn Keawe trees from Kauai. Photo courtesy of Tyler Luszeck


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coast-to-coast for a cause foundation. On his blog, http://rideforspf., there is a place to donate that links directly to the foundation’s website. “I’m totally out of the money loop. Every cent goes to the foundation,” Weber said. Spastic Paraplegia causes the nerves involved in voluntary movement to degenerate. This primarily affects the lower part of Mike Weber, professor of physics at BYU– the body but can have effects on the entire Hawaii, will be riding across the United body, often resulting in the loss of one’s States this spring to raise money for the ability to walk. A public news article about Spastic Paraplegia Foundation. The foundation was co-founded by his older brother who Weber’s brother and his condition can be has been suffering from the disorder since his found on the aforementioned blog. The trek is offered by a company mid-thirties. The trek by bike will start April 17 called America by Bicycle located in New Hampshire. It is a fully supported event that and end May 14. “We start with our front includes lodging, mechanics, and roadside tire in the Pacific Ocean in Costa Mesa, California and end with our front tire in the assistance. This trek in particular, however, is Atlantic Ocean in Savannah, Geor- for “experienced cyclists only.” When asked if he was nervous or gia,” said Weber. scared, Weber responded, “Yeah I am, I’ll Although Weber is excited for the chal- admit it. I’m 53 years old. I’m not a spring chicken anymore.” lenge, he sees the The trek will have roughly 20 ridpossibilities of the ers from around the U.S. There will be only help the trek could two days of rest allotted to the riders, who produce for the must ride roughly 120 miles daily. One of the days mapped out while riding through Arizona includes a total climb of 10,000 feet. Currently, Weber is riding about 300 miles a week for training.

BYUH professor to raise money from seat of his bike

Professor Mike Weber trains for his cross country bike ride this spring. The trek will help raise money and awareness for Spastic Paraplegia. Photo courtesy of Mike Weber

Weber used to run marathons, but in 2005 he bought a bike. He has been riding it steadily for about three years now. –KYLE HOWARD

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Set amongst tropical trees and a green carpet of vegetation in the shadow of the Koolau Mountain Range, Gunstock Ranch is a world away in our own backyard. Offering horseback rides in the foothills above Laie, Gunstock Ranch is a unique way to experience the natural beauty that surrounds our community, and gives guests a glimpse of life as a paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy). The 600-acre Gunstock Ranch was founded more than 40 years ago by Max Smith—a third-generation rancher and Hawaii state veterinarian from 19751994—and is still operated by the Smith family. For BYUH students Scottie Isom, SarahJane Tripp and Ella Arume, working at Gunstock Ranch is more than just a job to fill time and make money

while they attend school. Tripp, a junior in marine biology, has been working at the ranch since January 2009, originally seeking out a volunteer position at the ranch to fill a need to be around horses. Tripp explained, “I grew up around horses … I started riding horses when I was 11 and have been doing it ever since.” Tripp continued, “I had just moved out here and I really missed horses … so I Googled ‘horses in Hawaii’ and found Gunstock.” She described the 26 horses at the ranch as her “second family.” Arume, a junior in biochemisty from Kauai, didn’t grow up around horses, but she did have goats and pigs back home. Arume said, “I missed my animals so I came up [to Gunstock] because I needed my animal fix.” She also started as a volunteer before being hired Scottie Isom, a senior in ICS from Oregon, rides on the scenic trails of Gunstock Ranch just above Laie. Photo by Ryan Bagley APRIL 1, 2010


as an employee. Arume said volunteers are welcome at the ranch, and no animal experience is necessary. Isom, a senior in ICS from Oregon, described the hiring process he experienced when he first came to the ranch, “I showed up and pulled on my boots.” Isom stressed the unique opportunities provided him by the Smith family. “They’re really good people. They’ve been really helpful in teaching me a lot of things I might not have otherwise have had the chance to learn.” A true cowboy, Isom drives cattle in addition to guiding horse tours and helping to maintain the ranch. “I get to do what I love,” he said. Working at a ranch is full of adventure and an occasional dose of danger. Tripp said, “It’s a rougher lifestyle than most are used to, but it’s a lot of fun.” Recently, Arume was kicked in the face and trampled by a few of the horses. She was quick to point out, however, that the horses were not to blame for the incident as she was out with them in the dark. Arume said, “I was bringing the horses in at 5:30 in the morning and something spooked them.” Arume told the tale as more of a humorous mishap than a scary situation and--despite being banged up--she’s still out on the trails. For Isom and Tripp, Gunstock Ranch was the catalyst for a different kind of adventure. They fell in love while working together at the ranch, and are planning to marry in June. With finals looming on the horizon, Gunstock Ranch may be the antidote to rising stress levels. Tripp described horseback riding at the ranch, “[It’s] a chance to get away from the monotony and stress of campus, school, teachers [and] books.” Tripp continued, “I can attest that if you spend time at the ranch, you’ll come home a little


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bit happier and your life will be a little bit brighter.” To make reservations for a horseback ride, contact Gunstock Ranch at 341-3995. Students are eligible for a kamaaina discount. – DUSTIN GEDDES

Scottie Isom rides Purdy, one of the horses on Gunstock Ranch. Photo by Ryan Bagley

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Seasiders hang tough to earn second victory BYU-Hawaii squared off against Notre Dame de Namur in a double header Wednesday, March 24. The Seasiders came from behind to earn their second win of the season, winning 12-11 in the first game. Freshman Shiri Stevens batted in Kaila Anderson from a line drive to left-center field for the gamewinning run. The score from Anderson was the final of a five-run comeback in the bottom of the seventh. The Seasiders were defeated in the second game 7-2. The win improved the Seasiders to 2-22 on the season and 2-14 in conference play. The Seasiders remain in 8th place in the Pacific West Conference. The Argonauts started game one’s scoring frenzy in the top of the second in-

ning, scoring just one run. However, Jarrell Veazie matched the score with a home run, her fourth of the season, making the score 1-1. The Seasiders turned up the heat in the bottom of the fourth, scoring a total of six runs to distance themselves from the host. Mindy Rasmusson, April Jorgensen, and Tina Moen all singled to load up the bases with no outs. Rasmusson was eventually able to take the lead from the Seasiders on a passed ball. Hayleigh Maher then singled to bring home Jorgensen, putting the score at 3-1. Three more additional runs came in the inning when the bases were loaded again. Morgan Necaise hit a double, bringing in two runs, and Hannah Bateman and Rasmusson

from Idaho, who ran 40 miles individually. Filling in for those teammates who didn’t make it, Katie Buxton, a sophomore in HTM from Pennsylvania, ran the greatest distance totaling 46 miles. Those teammates who In response to the Athletic Department’s re- volunteered for only 3 or 4 shifts ranged in quest that each team raise $10,000, the cross distance from 12-27 miles. As the team packed away the last country team ran the first annual Prince of the sleeping bags and running shoes and Kuhio Day 24-hour relay last weekend. Beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, the stumbled—exhausted—towards their hales, a painful question hung in the air: was it worth team ran in hour shifts until 2 p.m., Saturit? day. Pairs of runners could be seen making Michelle Stevens and Devin Neff, lap after lap around the big circle throughout the event. Despite earning less than they had freshmen team members, say no. Neff said, hoped, (they were shooting for at least $1000, “It was such a good idea and we had a great but only earned about $600) the participants experience, but we just didn’t raise enough money to justify the work we put into it.” were happy during the event. With plans for more fund raisers already Running a combined total of 345 underway, this will not be the last effort the miles, the runners were surprised at their own capabilities. “I never thought I would be team makes to fill the Athletic Department’s able to cover that much in a 24-hour period,” tall order. – KELSEY ELDER said Lacey Kraut, a sophomore in business

both singled to bring in two more runs, putting the Seasiders up 7-1. Notre Dame staged their own comeback in the top of the sixth, bringing in an impressive 10 runs and taking the lead at 11-7. However, it was the Seasiders that showed pure domination in the bottom of the seventh, bringing in five runs to make the dramatic comeback, winning 12-11. While the Seasiders lost the second game in the double, a clear highlight came from Jarrell Veazie who hit her second home run of the day and fifth of the season. Although a great feat, it wasn’t enough for the Seasiders as they fell 7-2. –J E SSE MANSCILL

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Cross country team members Ryan Belliston,Nathan Braswell, and Katie Buxton use their hands to mark the nineteenth hour of their 24-hour running relay. Photo courtesy of Katie Buxton APRIL 1, 2010


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Kaman is a sophomore in accounting at BYU–Hawaii, and comes from Papua New Guinea, where he is the son of the chief of the Kawika tribe, which has 10,000 people. “We have 8 million people [in Papua New Guinea] and we speak 860 languages, but I only speak 5,” said Kaman. His native language is Kuma; he learned English and Motu in school, and picked up Simbu and New Guinea Pidgin socially. “New Guinea Pidgin is useful because you can speak it on the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu,” Kaman said. Kaman is the fifth of seven biological and three adopted siblings. Kaman will be taking his father’s place as chief after he dies, though Kaman is working with him already. “The first thing you have to do is know 10,000 names. I’ve known them since my early life, so it’s easy,” he said. Papua New Guinea is north of Australia and is the biggest of all the pacific islands. “I think we are the last frontier, meaning some of our vegetation and culture is still untouched, like our rainforests,” said Kaman. 87% of the land is owned by the tribes and 13% is owned by the government. There are eight universities, which are on government land. The population of Papua New Guinea is growing at 2.7% per year. “The majority of the people in the rural areas live in traditional houses like the ones you see at PCC,” said Kaman. Internet is a luxury and not used often, though cell phones have started being used there in the last few years. “They don’t care about internet ... or wars. They don’t know about it. The outside influence does not get in. It does not affect them so it does not have to be explained to them,” said Kaman. The first LDS missionaries went to Papua New Guinea in the 1960s. The first mis-


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Louie Karman, sophomore in accounting from Papua New Guinea, is not only a student, but a future chief as well. Photo by Ryan Bagley

Royalty in Residence sionary who went there, Elder Ogden, now sion was a life choice, rather than just two her own husband or if it will be an arranged works at the Polynesian Cultural Center. “We years of service. Kaman said of his friends marriage. Bride purchasing is practiced as joined the Church in 2002,” said Kaman. who had been skeptical, “Now they see the well as polygamy. “It’s more than an engageWhen the first missionaries came to their blessings and realize how fast the Church ment ring,” said Kaman. “We pay with cash, area, they had no place to stay, so the chief grows.” livestock and material things, but the biggest said that they could stay with them. He was Tribes keep to themselves and part is the cash.” He added, “Out here it’s curious about what they did and how they disputes between tribes are handled by war. easy—I can talk to you face to face—but could be elders when they were so young— “We fight for two things and that is land and back home it’s restricted.” the Elders in their Catholic churches were women,” said Kaman. Trespassing includes There is a hierarchal order to the actually elderly. Within four months, the planting or committing a crime on someone tribes, and rank is determined by property chief read the Book of Mormon and decided else’s land. Rape or adultery of another tribe’s ownership. “The more land you own the to join the church. Kaman said, “My dad told women is another cause for war. Wars used more authority you have,” explained Kaman. us, ‘You kids don’t know anything’ and the to be fought with bows and arrows, but now Once a woman has been purchased next day we all got baptized. Whatever he are fought with guns. The custom is for a as a bride, she belongs to the family and that says, we will do.” The tribe. If her husband dies, she marseven youngest kids in ries another man in the family. “I will be taking my father’s place Kaman’s family have Kaman’s plans for when all gone on missions, as chief after he dies. The first he returns to his tribe include including two who are working with the members to thing you have to do is know on missions in Australia grow the church in order to get a currently. Three-quarters temple, organizing a legal system 10,000 names. “ of the Kwika tribe have to replace war traditions, educatbeen baptized, which ing people about human rights, –Louie Kaman amounts to about 7,000 and getting rid of bridal purchaspeople. ing and arranged marriages. “Girls “A lot of kids served their missions. negotiation to be offered in place of battle. In have to know their rights. They are not to be 2000, a man from the Kwika tribe was travel- traded,” said Kaman. They go to the MTC in New Zealand, and when they get back, they tell the people what ing along the main road to the city, which Kaman also said, “I am starting a life is suppose to be like. They say, ‘We have passes through different tribes along the way. water project. We are looking for a donor He accidently killed a boy with his car while here. I talked to my brother back home. He to keep the good customs and let go of the passing through a neighboring tribe. Since he is working on the paper work and he will bad,’” said Kaman. committed the crime, he was given the choice send it over here. We already worked on the Kaman served in the Papua New of battle or a negotiation. The tribe who was Habitat for Humanity project, which helps Guinea Port Moresby mission. A lot of his friends lived in the area where he was serving violated wanted a woman in compensation. build permanent houses for people.” The man who killed the boy traded his sister and they were teasing him about serving a “I really appreciate the opportunity to the other tribe to call off the war. false prophet and throwing his life away on the Church has given to us [developing coun“It’s taboo to marry within [a tribe] tries] to come and gain an education here,” a mission. Kaman said, “I called my mission so most are married out,” said Kaman. A president and told him that I wanted to go Kaman said. He and his older brother are the to a different mission. He told me, ‘You have woman will rarely end up as an adult in only two people in the tribe who have a colthe same tribe that she was born into. The the truth and they do not, so do your job.’” lege education. “If I come here and go back, It turned out his friends thought that a mis- parents decide whether the girl gets to choose I have a leading edge,” he said. – C ARRIE COLLINGRIDGE APRIL 1, 2010


i am proud of my people. i am proud of my heritage.

i will voice my pride.

The time has come for the 2010 Census. We now have a tool to make known the story of all Native Hawaiians. The 2010 Census form is 10 simple questions, which is our voice to let others know the needs in our communities. The need for schools, hospitals, roads and more.

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Apr 1, 2010